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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. If left unchecked, these cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs.  Read More…

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face. It can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest and back. Eye symptoms (ocular rosacea) are also reported by approximately half of people with rosacea. Read More…

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.  Read More…

Pigmentation

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of the skin. Skin cells provide color by making a substance called melanin.

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Nail Disease

Nail diseases are distinct from diseases of the skin. Although nails are a skin appendage, they have their own signs and symptoms, which may relate to other medical conditions. Nail conditions that show signs of infection or inflammation require medical Read More…

Moles

Everyone has moles. Most people think of a mole as a dark brown spot, but they have a wide range of appearance. At one time, a mole in a certain spot on the cheek of a woman was considered fashionable. These were called “beauty marks.” Some were even Read More…

Melanoma

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma.

Although malignant melanoma is not the most common, it is the most deadly. More than 68,000 people will be diagnosed with Read More…

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. Keratosis pilaris is benign, self-limiting and often disappears with age. It is more common in patients who tend to have very dry Read More…

Hair Loss/Hair Disorders

Hair disorders include excessive hairiness (hirsutism and hypertrichosis), hair loss (alopecia) and ingrown beard hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae). Most hair disorders are not serious or life-threatening, but they are often perceived as major cosmetic Read More…

Dermatitis (eczema)

Dermatitis is a blanket term meaning any inflammation of the skin (e.g. rashes, etc.). There are several different types of dermatitis. The different kinds usually have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term may be used to refer to eczema Read More…

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking and itching of affected areas. It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot, such as showers. Although the condition typically affects the feet, it can Read More…

Angiomas

Angiomas are benign tumors made up of small blood vessels or lymph vessels. They usually appear at or near the surface of the skin. Angiomas may appear anywhere on the body, and may be considered bothersome depending on their location. However, they Read More…

Aging Skin

People who live in areas like Florida, Arizona or even the Mid-South are exposed to  greater sun intensity than those in other regions. These people can show signs of photo-aging in their 20s. In fact, some people who live in sun-intense areas develop Read More…

Actinic Keratoses

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dry, scaly, rough-textured patches or lesions that form on the outermost layer of the skin after years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. These lesions typically range in color from skin-toned to reddish brown. They Read More…

Acne

Acne is a skin condition characterized by whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed red pimples or “zits.” Acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin, called pores, become clogged. Each pore is an opening to a canal called a follicle, which contains a hair Read More…

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